Although I was bitter about going to my late afternoon session I left with great takeaways! My typical one-hour session usually begins at 11:00 AM on Saturdays, but because there are so many wounded persons like me who are seeking their healing my energy was channeled elsewhere. I thought, adaptability is far more important so adjust your mindset (is what I told myself).
Today was a great day, and I left more equipped with tools and resources I will begin to apply for small improvements. The takeaway from my session, and I paraphrase “If you were full (engaged in present activities for self-nourishment), you wouldn’t be seeking things and results from an empty well,” she explained. I didn’t quite grasp the message in my two previous sessions, but this time her message resonated: don’t expect things from people who are without the things you need or are unable to comprehend your request.
So how does this analogy equate to self and what practices are employable for one’s healing? Below are a few tips to keep in mind – not in any specific order:
- You must do your own work to receive results
- You must be willing to make small steps first
- If you accept mediocre, you will receive no different
- You cannot want more for a person than they want for themselves
- Stand in your own judgement before you stand in another’s judgement
- Know the journey to healing is a slow, methodical and strategic practice
- Be willing and receptive to embracing your brokenness in exchange for proper repair
- Know that your reach to someone or for something great may yield an empty return
There are others, but these are a few!